Thursday, 16 June 2011

It's Bumpy!

Everyone in Italy loved Mini Cheddar.

She would get so much attention from waiters, from hotel staff, from general public - from everyone.

Bumpy In His Napkin BedOn our last full day we were in Pisa and had some lunch at a pizzeria right next to the leaning tower. Mini Cheddar caught the eye of one of the waiters so much so that, before we left, he ran to the market stall next door and bought her a little Pinocchio* keyring.

Mini Cheddar was delighted.

As she danced Pinocchio from her fingers on the walk back to the hotel she was in her buggy ready for an afternoon nap. My husband pushed her through the cobbled streets.

Later on, nap done with (for all of us!) we were ready to head back out.

Bumpy Dancing
"Where my Bumpy gone?"

"Where's what sweetie?" I said in reply to Mini Cheddars question.

"Find Bumpy please Mummy"

Cue confused looks between my husband and I until eventually it dawned on us.

As my husband had pushed the buggy with Mini Cheddar and a dancing Pinocchio through the cobbled streets of Pisa he'd said something...

"Ooooh it's bumpy" were the words from his mouth, trying to have a laugh with our daughter about the cobbles.
Bumpy Eating Ice Cream
"Bumpy!" squealed Mini Cheddar as she continued to dance Pinocchio.

We still haven't the heart to tell her his name is actually Pinocchio so he's still called Bumpy and always will be.

*The Adventures of Pinocchio was written by Carlo Collodi (Lorenzini) from Tuscany, Italy.


Kelly Simmonds said...

Aw cute story! I adore European's love for children, wish it was more like this in our country. x

Inside the Wendy House said...

Love it! Bumpy is a great name!!

Katie @mummydaddyme said...

That is so cute- I am glad MC was a hit in Italy. Bumpy is a cute name, better than Pinocchio I think! x

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Ahh that is lovely, my JJ used to call Noddy ding ding because of his bell!

Mich x

MaƱana Mama said...

Ah bless her, what a sweet story, and a lovely new toy :)

Manic Mum said...

that was very cute!! bumpy, made me smile! ;)

tamsyn x

grumpinator said...

Glad to hear you had such a good time. I love Italy although I've never been to Pisa, it's on my to do list! Very cute pictures of Mini Cheddar and Bumpy xx


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